Tucker Pet Supply
Dietary Information for Your Cat

Food for new cats

What Now?

So you have just got yourself a cat. What are you going to feed the poor fellow? In all honesty, the best diet would be to open the back door and let him go out and resolve that issue by himself. Cats are great hunters and their natural diet is what is best for them. But in an urban setting, where automobiles are going 50 miles per hour, coyotes are lurking about, and insane people may want to hurt them, the best option is to keep them inside.

We hope to provide some information that is readily available on the internet to assist you in your choices. Cats are obligate carnivores and need meat. Always check the ingredients and never, ever feed your cat a food with grains in it. They cannot process them.

Cat and Kitten

Pros and Cons of a Kibble Diet



We shouldn't be so hard on the old kibble diet. Rescue groups and shelters couldn't get by without it. Also, the premium brands like Orijen's Cat and Kitten are not exactly cheap and contain great ingredients. Their web page, Orijen Cat and Kitten, gives a great breakdown for the ingredients in the food. Probably the worst thing about a kibble diet is the lack of water. Some cats are not conducive to drinking water out of a dish. You can put it in the kibble to help. But, like any food, you need to monitor them as they eat. Dehydration can lead to serious urinary tract problems later in life.

Weruva Cat Food

Pros and Cons of the Canned Food Diet



Some experts recommend that people feed about half kibble and half canned food on a daily basis.

BPA poisoning has recently become a hot topic in the pet food community. Some manufacturers including Weruva and Canidae claim to be BPA free. At Tucker Pet Supply, we try to stay on top of the most recent information, but when dealing with corporations and mass producers, it can be a little dicey, but that is what we do and who we are.

Primal Feline

Pros and Cons of the Raw Diet

We have now reached the raw diet. This is the diet that we would recommend for your kitty. We carry several brands of raw food for cats, and also several freeze-dried flavors. Freeze-dried is simply raw that has been freeze-dried.



A raw diet is the most expensive of your options, but provides the most benefits. Cats are not large animals and usually consume around six ounces of food per day. This provides them with needed moisture and gives them a good healthy appearance.

Now, there is one other option for the raw diet. Fix it yourself. This requires a lot of research and also perseverance. But if you can do it, go for it.

To see pros and cons for dogs, click here.